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    Thursday, August 11, 2022
    September 12, 2022 - September 23, 2022 About the Festival Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco, the 19th Annual Architecture + the City Festival continues to offer behind-the-scenes programs, tours, lectures, film presentations, and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, August 11, 2022
    AP Giannini Middle School Upper Yard RenovationOwner: San Francisco Unified School District BID DATE: 08/23/2022 at 2:00pm Scope: Hazardous Material Abatement, Site Concrete, Painting, Playground Structures, Asphalt and Earthwork. We are an equal opportunity employer. The plans and specs are available for review at our office. Bonds may not be required from qualified subcontractors.  For more ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Bid Opportunties
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    MarinHomeServicesGuide.com is an online local service directory created by retired electrical contractor Patrick Killian of San Rafael.  After Patrick Killian retired as an electrical contractor, he was looking to find ways to help local home services companies in Marin. In response, he created the MarinHomeServicesGuide.com, an online directory site which lists almost all home service companies ...read more
    Categories: Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Community
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    NEW! Free Member Resource for Navigating the Medicare Maze Most people become eligible for Medicare at age 65. Medicare is the government run health insurance for people age 65 and older, younger people with disabilities, and people with End Stage Renal Disease. Medicare can look like a complicated maze of choices, between Medicare Parts A–D, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplement ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    Hand trucks are effective for reducing strain while moving heavy materials. However, injury can still occur. Use the tips in this training short to prevent strains, trips, and falls when using a hand truck.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in SpanishSafety & Training Shorts provided by George Petersen Insurance Agency, ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Safety, Business Tips, Member News
    Friday, August 05, 2022
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2022:David Kelley, California Modern who referred Fausto Lopez, FL Construction (Special thanks to David for donating his bonus to our Sholarship and Workforce Development fund!)Trevor Rhoads, Bjorg Electric who referred Pablo Wainmayer, FootFour Builders, Inc. (Special thanks to Pablo for donating his bonus to our ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Member News
    Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    Reprinted from Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP - Common Sense Contract Law Published: August 2, 2022 During periods of growth and diversification, contractors often look to new geographic regions as part of their strategic business development. When expanding to a new region, contractors must examine several risk and operational considerations before setting down that flag and opening a shop. It ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Community, Member News
    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    INVITATION TO BID – Bi’du Khaale From: Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians (hereinafter referred to as “the owner”) PROJECT INFORMATION Notice to Bidders: Qualified bidders are invited to submit bids for Project as described in this Document according to the Instructions to Bidders.     Project Identification: Bi’du Khaale     Project Location: Cloverdale, CA     Owner: Dry Creek ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Bid Opportunties, Member News, Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices
    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   People come and go but the records filed remain the same! While our mobiles send us constant alerts to this and that, will it remind you when your license needs to be renewed? Let me share how to expertly deal with these tricky issues…   Q: I received a letter from the CSLB stating it’s time to renew our license. The letter states the ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner
    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    Objective: To introduce common engineering controls for lead exposure, including methods of substitution, isolation, and ventilation. Because lead exposure is dangerous, employers must implement engineering controls to minimize employee exposure to the greatest extent possible. Engineering controls are greatly preferred over administrative controls as the best way to control exposures. Personal ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training
    Monday, August 01, 2022
    The Marin Builders Association is actively coordinating programs to help build a construction workforce pipeline here in Marin through our collaborative efforts with our community partners. We have access to another new group of candidates you might want to interview/hire. Recently, we received six new graduate resumes from Education to Career Construction Academy (e2c) and one graduate resume ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 400 kW solar electric power installation at The Duckhorn Portfolio’s Migration Winery at 1451 Stanly Lane in the beautiful Carneros region of Napa Valley.  This large solar power system demonstrates Duckhorn’s commitment to the environmental sustainability of its operations, benefitting their surrounding communities and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Please join us in celebrating our members that were just awarded MARIN Magazine's Best of the County Awards for 2022!  You make us proud!Best Architect Bay Area: Robert Nebolon ArchitectsBest Builder Marin: Hadley General Contractors, TiburonBest Painter Marin & Bay Area, Bob Kunst Painting, San RafaelBest Movers Marin: Johnson & Daly, San RafaelClick here to read the full article  
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Objective: To communicate common machine motion hazards and basic safe practices employees should always follow when working on or around machinery Machinery is a major source of injury. While employers are responsible for establishing safeguards to protect employees, it is essential to follow safe practices to avoid injury. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Safety
    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Running a business requires you to know or learn a lot of things that you might not expect. Business owners wear a lot of hats, and being able to keep them organized is key. Here are five organizational skills you should work on, to help make your business more efficient.Time Management No one enjoys working with people who can’t seem to finish a task in the time they said they would, or who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Business Tips
    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Common mistakes business owners make around their finances...Lack of Organization Getting behind on paperwork Math errors Hiring unqualified staff Unwillingness to delegate Mixing business and personal finances No receipts! Short term focus Lack of budget Lack of knowing one's income and expensesApplied Financial Service Simple Solutions for Bookkeeping Issues:Weekly dedicated timeDouble check ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Community
    Monday, July 18, 2022
    Proper instruction & information is critical: Do not use any lawn mower without proper instruction. Only trained operators are allowed to use the lawn mowers. Proper training must include a review of the operator’s manual, as well as a skills evaluation to assure that the operators understand the features of this piece of equipment and can use it safely.Hazards:Many hazards are involved when ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Safety
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Top insurance brokers, No. 10: Alliant Insurance Services Inc.BUSINESS INSURANCE Matthew Lerner July 12, 2022   2021 brokerage revenue: $2.61B Percent increase: 46.8% Robust organic growth, fueled by buoyant commercial lines pricing and employee recruitment, and the acquisition of a large personal lines agency enabled Alliant Insurance Services Inc. to break into the Business Insurance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    Objective: To reinforce awareness of dangerous heat illnesses, including symptoms, treatment procedures, and safety precautions. When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious, and can sometimes result in death. High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    "Behavior Based Safety" (BBS) can have positive results when done correctly. In a successful BBS approach, everyone must be on the same page regarding the safe behaviors for all hazards present.To assure everyone is truly aware of the hazards and respective controls for each task, a simple process can be employed - Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).JHAs provide a simple outline of the Critical Behaviors ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Thursday, April 21, 2022
    We would like to recognize all of our 2022-2023 Marin Home Resource Guide Ad Partners.  With their generous support, this next edition is going to be our best ever!Click here to see complete versions of past editions.Our Partners listed in alpha order:Aaero Heating & Sheet MetalAirport Home ApplianceBauman Landscape & ConstructionBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo Restoration & ConstructionBrittany ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Click the links below to view a current list of Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Liens and Completions
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    Welcome to California SLCP (SB-1383) January 1, 2022: the inspections and fines associated with California SB-1383 (Short Lived Climate Pollutants) become Mandatory. January 1, 2020: Jurisdictions had the option to begin fining businesses using SB-1383 guidelines and many have. September 19, 2016: Governor Brown signed California SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016 in a statewide effort ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Permits
    Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, November 11, 2021
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read more
    Categories: Community, Event Related, Press Release, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Builders Corner
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Community, Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Liens and Completions
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